Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GUEST REVIEW & BOOK BLITZ: Overruled (The Legal Briefs #1) by Emma Chase **Paperback Giveaway**

Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs Series. 

As a DC defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don’t call him the Jury Charmer for nothing – with his southern drawl, disarming smile and captivating green eyes – he’s a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.

Stanton’s a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan.

Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart and mother of his beloved ten-year old daughter. Jenny is getting married — to someone who isn’t him.

That's definitely not part of the plan.


Sofia Santos is a city raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn’t have time for relationships or distractions.

But when Stanton, her "friend with mind-blowing benefits" begs for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him – to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi – to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves. 

Her head tells her she's crazy...and her heart says something else entirely.


What happens when you mix a one stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage and a gun-toting Nana? 

The Bourbon flows, passions rise and even the best laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart.

5 "Omne Trium Perfectum" Stars

DAMN that was GOOD!!

I loved every single word and moment of this read!!

This story is about criminal defense attorney, Stanton Shaw and his colleague/“friend with benefits,” Sofia Santos.

Ms. Chase says it best in setting up this tale:

“What happens when you mix a one-stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage, and a gun-Nana?

Yes, it’s all that hilarity and more!! At the core, this is a tale of love...

“Young love is strong. First love is powerful.”

It’s hard to fight nostalgia and some of your most memorable and gratifying firsts. Moments in your life that have shaped you and what you believe, want and what drives you. This book takes you on that journey and explores many facets of love’s bounty and how without our conscious knowledge, relationships can morph in and out of love and also into different kinds of love.

I’d like to interrupt this regularly scheduled review to thank Ms. Chase for the few Cameo appearances and references to Drew Evans... “is like no one I’ve ever known. It’s as if there’s a spotlight on him that never dims…”


There’s a connection between Drew and Stanton (which I won’t spoil) that also explains why Stanton has some of Drew’s traits (or really, any man’s traits). For instance, as much as I loved Stanton, there were moments where I seriously wanted to…

This tale could have gotten real ugly and gone down some predictable paths filled with rage, jealousy and angst but it didn’t. Thank you, Emma! And while there were laughs and levity, there was also a maturity about it even with how whacked the situation was. And yes, there were some sad and bittersweet moments but overall, a fun, sexy and sassy read.

I’d highly recommend this book. For those first time readers of Ms. Chase, this will give you a flavour for how witty, entertaining and gifted this writer is with her original stories, so hot, sexy and memorable heros and take-no-prisoner heroines. And to all you Drew Evan lovers out there, you MUST READ THIS BOOK!

Thank you, Emma. MUAH!

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

Paperback copy for this giveaway 
provided by Gallery Books. Thanks xo

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